That was some ride!
An inspector detective is called upon by a prison inmate to investigate an age old murder after the prisoner convicted of the crime is found hanging in his cell. The inmate claims the prisoner was innocent. Not an easy task to investigate a 23+ year old murder because all of the case files and physical evidence files are missing and/or destroyed (think coverup and conspiracy.)
What now? Well, you'll find out as you follow the inspector detective in gathering witness information and background information on the friends and families of the living and deceased.
An interesting narrative. A refreshing take on the "whodunnit theme."
Four stars -- I really liked it.
Third outing for DI Charlie Moon who is brought in to investigate the suicide of a prisoner who had been convicted of murdering a young student in the 1970’s.
As he investigates he becomes convinced that there has been a miscarriage of justice.
There are undercurrents of police corruption and secrets that stretch from the past to the present.
Charlie investigates with his team and friend Jo, a journalist. His determination and fight for justice brings him into conflict with some of his police superiors.
Charlie reviews and investigates the victim and the accused with vigour and despite missing police files and blocks along the way he keeps on until the unexpected ending.
Believable, engaging characters draw the reader into the story.
Looking forward to the next DI Charlie Moon thriller.
by Sharon Wallace
Careers authors Patricia Scudamore and Hilton Catt are the writing team behind the novels by Jenny Francis.